S. Jamison

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The Kaguya Lunar Atlas: The Moon in High Resolutio&hellip by Motomaro Shirao
5.0 out of 5 stars Scenery and geology, 22 Jun 2013
Wonderful oblique views from lunar orbit, with descriptions of the geology underlying the scenery. Great for anyone interested in the moon.
Renoir, My Father (NYRB Classics) by Jean Renoir
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The author has written a, dare one say impressionistic, biography of his father. It is not strictly in time sequence but that is no negative criticism. Rich in anecdotes, this intimate book lets you get to know Renoir, his opinions, and the people in his life. A must for anyone who loves his art.
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the pyramid, 25 July 2008
Collins' book is not ghost-written, but in his own voice. His homely vivid language brings accessibly to life the incredible detail in the technology and training behind his test-pilot career in the air and in space. It gives an idea of what it must have been like 'to be there'. He modestly sees himself at the top of a pyramid of thousands of people working to make the moon accessible. He finishes thinking thoughtfully of the impact on his fellow astronauts, and of Apollo's place in history. I wish I'd read it years ago!